Missouri

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Home Telemonitoring Does Not Improve Blood Pressure or Glycemic Control in Diabetes Patients 11/06/14

Six family medicine and internal medicine clinics affiliated with the University of Missouri provided diabetes patients who had uncontrolled blood pressure, uncontrolled blood glucose, or both...

Regional Commission Made Up of Diverse Stakeholders Enhances Access to Coverage and Services for Low-Income Residents, Reducing Readmissions and Emergency Department Visits 11/04/14

The St. Louis Regional Health Commission is a diverse consortium of collaborating stakeholders (providers, civic leaders, community activists, and local and State government officials) that...

State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 03/01/14

The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides a per-member–per-month payment to medical homes, including primary care clinics and mental health centers, that adopt an integrated staffing...

Health System Makes Annual Influenza Immunization a Condition of Ongoing Employment, Leading to Near-Complete Vaccination of Workforce 08/02/12

BJC HealthCare instituted a policy requiring all employees to get an annual influenza vaccination as a condition of ongoing employment. Each flu season, the health system reminds employees about...

Family Caregiver Participation in Hospice Care Planning Meetings via Videophone Might Improve Understanding of Practices Related to Pain Management 06/21/11

In an effort designed primarily to improve understanding of and practices related to pain management, in-home caregivers of terminally ill patients participated every other week via videophone in...

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